Pope uses his own finger to tweet

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The Pope used his inaugural tweet to announce the launch of, a Vatican news and information portal. He added “Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus.”

The tweet was sent from the Vatican News Twitter account, with roughly 12,000 followers but sure to skyrocket following the Pope’s tweet.

Vatican officials said that Benedict used his own finger to send the tweet on a touchpad